Tag Archives: Civil War

Dixie Fears

I just had to post a picture of this tombstone found in the Magnolia Cemetery. Metaphorically, Dixie’s fears can be seen as being born sometime in the middle of the Civil War (both Gettysburg and the Emancipation Proclamation happened in 1863 and the tide seemed to be turning against the South) and continue until the […]

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Nov 4, 1864 : Battle of Johnsonville, Tennessee

I grew up in Eva, Tennessee….on land that was just down the road from Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park. Forrest has, of course, become an icon for Neo-Confederates (e.g., “I Ride With Forrest” bumper stickers), hate groups (he was the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan) and many Tennesseeans in general (there are […]

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